Munda Faena

Forget the silly name. Faena Hotel + Universe merely refers to the fact that the hotel has a bistro, pool, cabaret, and spa. And forget the silly aesthetic of owner Alan Faena, who talks about a place where "dreams are transformed into reality." It all just works somehow. The decor by Philippe Starck is more alluring than weird. The pool area is gorgeous. And best of all, the rooms are large and bright, with big comfortable beds and huge rainforest showers. Even before you check in, you're assigned an experience manager, another foolish-sounding conceit. But this is some of the best service we've ever had. You get a smart, attractive person who knows everything and acts as concierge, butler—whatever you need him to be. From $350 to $2,500. At 445 Martha Salotti; 54-11/4010-9000;